Executive Assistant to the COO

£30,000 - £30,000

UK / South West



Stephanie Howe
020 3962 9900

Stephanie has led the MRG Public Sector Property function since 2019 having previously worked in MRG’s Real Estate Advisory Team from 2015 to 2019.  During her early career at MRG, Stephanie worked with a number of industry leading advisors, property companies, institutional investors


Job Description

REF: 15580
Posted: 08 September 2020
Closes: 23 September 2020

Clifton Diocese

Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer

Location: Bristol

Salary: £30,000

The Clifton Diocese is seeking to make the vital appointment of Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer.

The Diocese of Clifton is the Roman Catholic diocese covering the West of England and includes the City and County of Bristol, the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset. There are 107 parishes within 13 deaneries serving a Catholic population of around 190,000.

The Executive Assistant is responsible for a broad range of operational and business management activities in order to support the Chief Operating Officer and ensure that the organisation runs smoothly and effectively.

Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, the appointed with oversee a host of operational business activities including HR, Data Protection and Administration. In conjunction with the specialist HR consultant, the appointed will advise central staff and those at parish level on personnel administration and queries. The appointed will also advise the COO and parishes on Data Protection matters, responsible for regularly overseeing policies, processes and compliance. Additionally, the EA will be the first point on contact for fielding queries and conducting research on behalf of the COO for a variety of matters. Ad hoc administrative support will also be required, working alongside the Personal Assistant.

The appointed will possess strong stakeholder management expertise and be confident in liaising with a range of diverse stakeholders including curia staff, clergy, volunteers and external organisations. The role suits an engaging and proactive individual who is keen to further develop their career. The post offers the opportunity to gain career progression within an organisation that supports professional accreditation and development.

The role is well suited to either an individual who is an experienced Executive Assistant with a track record of providing support at Board, CEO or COO level or a Personal Assistant/Administrator who is looking for a step up in their next role with a greater level and breadth of responsibilities.

Offering a competitive salary within the charity sector, working hours of 9am-4.30pm and the opportunity have a direct impact of the running of the organisation.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 23rd September 2020.

First stage interviews with MRG scheduled on 28th & 29th September 2020.

First stage interviews with Clifton Diocese scheduled for w/c 5th October 2020

A copy of the candidate pack can be found on the following link:

For more information please contact our retained advisor Stephanie Howe ( at The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.